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James "Jim" Thompson

January 4, 1941 April 12, 2018
James "Jim" Thompson
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THOMPSON, James "Jim" It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Charlton Thompson (Jim) at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 77. Jim fought with great optimism against lymphoma, making plans to visit England to see family and friends and to attend the Bisley meeting.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Jim attended St. Lawrence College and Cambridge University, completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry. His long academic career started with a post doctorate posting in Houston, Texas at Rice University before moving to Toronto where he spent his career at the University of Toronto in the Chemistry Department as Associate Chairman and later at the Scarborough campus as Physical Sciences Division Chairman.
Jim retired in 2003, allowing him to devote his time and energy to his passion for target rifle shooting. A Life Member of the Ontario Rifle Association and Dominion of Canada Rifle Association, he traveled the world to participate in shooting competitions, captain international teams and catch up with friends. His committed involvement to the ORA and DCRA in various administrative positions resulted in being named to the DCRA Shooting Hall of Fame in 2005 and being made a Life Governor of the DCRA.
Jim was the much-loved father of Claire (Richard Draycott) and Eva (Pascal Lemieux) and grand-father of Peter and Stephanie. Dear brother of Pete and Sue and beloved stepson of Liz. Fondly remembered by Marion Thompson.
Jim will be remembered for his wit, love of good single malt and Madeira, appreciation of his friends and family and will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to the staff of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre palliative care staff for their affectionate care and attention over the past few weeks.
A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at Christ Church Anglican (154 Kent Street, Campbellford) on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1p.m. with visitation one hour prior from 12noon till 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association or Peterborough Regional Health Centre.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

24

Apr

12:00 PM 4/24/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4/24/2018 1:00:00 PM
Christ Church - Campbellford

154 Kent St.
CAMPBELLFORD, ON K0L 1L0

Christ Church - Campbellford
154 Kent St. CAMPBELLFORD K0L 1L0 ON
Canada

Celebration of Life

Tuesday

24

Apr

1:00 PM 4/24/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Christ Church - Campbellford

154 Kent St.
CAMPBELLFORD, ON K0L 1L0

Christ Church - Campbellford
154 Kent St. CAMPBELLFORD K0L 1L0 ON
Canada

Reception

Tuesday

24

Apr

2:00 PM 4/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 103 Campbellford - Club Room Vimy Lounge

34 Bridge St. West
Campbellford, Ontario

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 103 Campbellford - Club Room Vimy Lounge
34 Bridge St. West Campbellford Ontario
Canada

Memorial Contribution

Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Dominion of Canada Rifle Association

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